For a franchise about the future, Star Trek sure likes exploring its past. Star Trek: Enterprise, the reboot movies, and Star Trek: Discovery* were all set before the Star Trek: The Next Generation era. The franchise did edge forward a bit with Star Trek: Picard, and by the looks of things, the third season of Star Trek: Discovery but today’s announcement sets us back in the past again.
CBS has announced that a new series is on the way called Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The series will take place in the decade before the show’s original series, with Captain Pike, Spock, Number One, and the previous crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The modern version of this crew that appeared during Star Trek: Discovery’s second season (Anson Mount as Pike, Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One) will reprise their roles for the new series.
It was not revealed when the new series will launch. It will stream on CBS All Access (unless they change the service’s name).